Surface Laptop Go Surface LogoSource: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central

What you need to know

  • The Surface Laptop Go recently received its first firmware update.
  • The update improves Windows Hello performance through the laptop's fingerprint reader.
  • The update also brings several stability improvements.

Microsoft's Surface Laptop Go recently received its first firmware update. The update started rolling out at the end of last week and includes several stability improvements. It also improves the fingerprint reader performance of the laptop with Windows Hello.

The Surface Laptop Go is a more budget-friendly Surface device. In his Surface Laptop Go review, our executive editor Daniel Rubino called it a "perfect couch companion — or an ideal notebook for the classroom." It isn't the most powerful laptop around, but its Intel Core i5 processor is zippy enough for productivity, work, and studying.

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Here's everything that's new for the Surface Laptop Go, as found on its update history page:

Windows Update History Name Update
ELAN Finger Print - Biometric - 3.15.12011.10134 Improves Windows Hello Fingerprint reader performance.
Surface - System - 2.27.137.0 Facilitates power and thermal related data analysis.
Surface – Firmware – 4.1.6.0 Improves touch stability.
Surface – Firmware – 8.12.140.0 Improves system stability.

Microsoft points out that Surface updates are released in stages, so when updates are announced, you might see them right away. You may need to check "View option updates" in Windows Update to see the latest update.

Surface Laptop Go

Looking for something with the same design as the Surface Laptop but easier on the wallet? Look no further with the Surface Laptop Go with its 12.45-inch display, Intel Core i5 processor, aluminum and polycarbonate exterior, Omnisonic speakers, and Windows Hello-enabled fingerprint reader. The $700 model is the one to get.

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